Software Engineer

Boston, MA
Engineering – Engineering Team
Full-Time
Play an active role in building the next generation of PlacePass’s e-commerce platform for travelers around the world.

Who You Are:
You are someone looking for an opportunity, not a job! You are highly self-motivated, proactive, and excited to tackle new challenges every day. You have a true passion for building, and a desire to grow your full stack engineering skills. You are excited by the opportunity to wear many hats and are prepared to drink from a firehose, yet still be thirsty after! You thrive in environments where you are challenged to creatively navigate your way through unchartered territory, and you appreciate not being micromanaged, but understand how to effectively leverage the resources around you. Lastly, you are a true team player - you love to share your knowledge with others, not lord it over them!

There is much work to be done here, so we are not interested in candidates who prefer taking a back-seat and hiding in the cracks. Let’s talk if you are ready to overflow your plate, and still be hungry for seconds!

What​ ​You’ll​ ​Do:
Join our small, yet highly skilled and motivated engineering team to build a world-class e-commerce platform. In this role, you will be given meaningful ownership over a variety of projects that span the tech stack and will have a direct impact on company outcomes. On a given day, you can be working on projects ranging from handling big data to improving site load times or implementing new features on the front-end (e.g. “favorites”, “recently viewed”, “share”) and everything in between. You’ll work in small agile pods, and we will look to you to drive innovation by delivering new product features and functionality.

Who We Are:
PlacePass is a team of 25+ diverse individuals united by a single vision: to connect people to great experiences, all over the world. Boston-based but globally-minded, we celebrate the power of travel to inform, educate, and empower people.

Over the past two years, we have built the world’s largest online marketplace for in-destination experiences (tours, activities, attractions), the third largest ($150B+) and fastest growing segment of the travel industry. We not only operate PlacePass.com, but also extend our platform to the world's largest travel companies, including Marriott and Hertz. PlacePass is backed by an amazing group of investors and is well-positioned to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in the tour & activity space.

Our platform is micro-service oriented built in Java/Spring-Boot behind a suite of web apps in Rails leveraging modern javascript frameworks like React. Our infrastructure is hosted in AWS natively while leveraging our CI/CD pipeline. Our production release velocity is weekly and accelerating. While our tech stack is modern, we always welcome new ideas. Feel free to check out a more granular breakdown of our tech stack here: https://stackshare.io/placepass.

Technical Requirements:

    • 2+ years of software engineering experience
    • Back-end technologies such as Java
    • Cloud and web technologies
    • Writing and/or implementing RESTful architecture
    • JavaScript and frameworks such as React, Angular, or Vue
    • Experience writing unit tests

Bonus Points:

    • ElasticSearch
    • MongoDB
    • Apache Nifi
    • Spring-Boot
    • Ruby on Rails
    • Experience working with Geo Data
    • Working in containerized environments
    • Prior travel or startup experience

PlacePass Perks:

    • Amazing colleagues who work hard, but know how to have fun
    • Competitive salaries
    • Equity ownership in the company
    • Health, dental, and vision insurance
    • 401k
    • Unlimited vacation policy
    • Free Global Entry
    • $500 in activities on PlacePass.com annually
    • Stocked kitchen with cold brew and beer on tap
    • Catered weekly lunches
    • Friday happy hours
    • Quarterly Hackathons